The Los Angeles Online Film Critics Society announces their mid-season film awards with Black Panther, A Quiet Place, and Hereditary topping the nomination list.

The Los Angeles Online Film Critics Society has announced their official nominees for their best in film during the first half of 2018. The members of the LAOFCS voted in ten different categories to help shine a light on what films they predict will be some of their nominees this upcoming award season. Ryan Coogler’s Black Panther received the most love with seven nominations followed by John Krasinski’s A Quiet Place receiving a total of six nominations.

Best Adapted Screenplay:

Black Panther – Ryan Coogler & Joe Robert Cole

Annihilation – Alex Garland

Love, Simon – Elizabeth Berger & Isaac Aptaker

You Were Never Really Here – Lynne Ramsay

Paddington 2 – Paul King & Simon Farnaby

Best Original Screenplay:

A Quiet Place – Bryan Woods, Scott Beck, and John Krasinski

Hereditary – Ari Aster

Tully – Diablo Cody

Isle of Dogs – Wes Anderson

Upgrade – Leigh Whannell

Best Supporting Actor:

Alex Wolff – Hereditary

Michael B. Jordan – Black Panther

Josh Brolin – Avengers: Infinity War

Jesse Plemons – Game Night

Hugh Grant – Paddington 2

Best Supporting Actress:

Millicent Simmonds – A Quiet Place

Mackenzie Davis – Tully

Letitia Wright – Black Panther

Anne Hathaway – Ocean’s 8

Michelle Williams – I Feel Pretty

Best Actor:

Joaquin Phoenix – You Were Never Really Here

Chadwick Boseman – Black Panther

John Krasinski – A Quiet Place

Nick Robinson – Love, Simon

Ethan Hawke – First Reformed

Best Actress:

Toni Collette – Hereditary

Charlize Theron – Tully

Emily Blunt – A Quiet Place

Natalie Portman – Annihilation

Danai Gurira – Black Panther

Best Female Director:

Lynne Ramsey – You Were Never Really Here

Chloe Zhao – The Rider

Claire Scanlon – Set It Up

Kay Cannon – Blockers

Ava DuVernay – A Wrinkle in Time

Best Male Director:

Jason Reitman – Tully

Ryan Coogler – Black Panther

Alex Garland – Annihilation

John Krasinski – A Quiet Place

Ari Aster – Hereditary

Best Picture

Isle of Dogs

Incredibles 2

Paddington 2

Avengers: Infinity War

Won’t You Be My Neighbor?




A Quiet Place

Black Panther

LAOFCS Most Anticipated Film for the Second Half of 2018:


Mission: Impossible – Fallout

Crazy Rich Asians

Bad Times at the El Royale



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